The promotion ceremony was held inside the chamber of the Monroe City Council and it was standing room only.
Javier Villarreal promoted to Sergeant.
On 3/20/2012, Javier Villarreal was promoted to Sergeant.
He is the first Hispanic officer with the Monroe Police Department to be promoted.
Javier is from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
He began his career as a police officer in Guadalupe, Mexico.
When he graduated from the Police Academy 16 years ago, he received his resident alien card and moved to San Antonio Texas.
Javier found it difficult to find work so he moved to NC to be with his parents.
He worked many different jobs. His first job was catching chickens for a local poultry plant.
He worked in textile, was a laborer cutting rolls of cloth, became a mechanic and then was a supervisor at the textile plant until it closed.
Javier then decided to become a police officer but he had to get his US citizenship to do so.
Once Javier became a citizen, he attended Basic Law Enforcement Training and in January 2003, he was employed at the Monroe Police Department as a patrol officer.
During his tenure, he has served on patrol, narcotics, as a criminal investigator and a gang detective.
For the past several months, he has served in an acting sergeant role. Javier recently completed his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
He is married and has three daughters.
Nancy Miller promoted to Administrative Services Supervisor.
Nancy Miller was also recognized at the Monroe City Council for her promotion within the police department as the Administrative Services Supervisor.
She began working with the Monroe Police Department as the administrative assistant to the Chief of Police on 8/7/2006, after retiring from the Union County Public School System with 30 years of human resources experience.
Nancy has a diploma in Executive Secretarial Science from American Business and Fashion Institute.
She is married to Wayne Miller and they have two sons.
2012 Monroe Scoop